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explode

(eks-plōd′) [L. explodere, to drive away by clapping the hands]
1. To release energy suddenly, as when a bomb detonates.
2. In epidemiology, to appear suddenly or have rapid onset.
3. To display a powerful emotion in words or deeds
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May 7: A car bomb parked between Sawt al-Mahaba radio station and Mar Yuhanna Church explodes in Jounieh, destroying the first and causing extensive damage to the second building.
These paper tubes wiggle outward when a shell explodes. When hot gases from the exploding shell pass through a tiny hole in tile robe, whistling sounds result.
Irish Republican Army car bomb explodes near shopping mall in Manchester, 1996
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Because important questions remain about why stars explode, astronomers are grateful to uncover new details about supernovas, notes Mike Shull of the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Since the material explodes much like gunpowder does, it might also substitute for blasting caps in conventional explosives or even operate as a tiny propulsion system for microscopic vehicles and devices, speculates Sailor.
Monitoring data may help predict when and how Rainier might explode next, Scott thinks.
But whenever galaxies collide, stars explode, or chunks of matter plunge into massive black holes, they emit a torrent of X rays, which are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than the light you can see.
Its outward push becomes so great that the egg explodes.
Roughly once a second, a star somewhere in the universe explodes. Some of these stars are blown to smithereens, strewing ashes through space.